Japan-based Kadokawa and Singaporean game developer and publisher Garena have announced that they are co-producing an anime adaptation of Garena’s Garena Free Fire battle royale shooting game, with a Japanese studio handling the animation. Kadokawa’s Kadokawa Qingyu subsidiary is the production manager.

The anime is planned to be broadcast and streamed worldwide.

Garena Free Fire is a third-person shooter game. Like other games in the battle royale genre, players are dropped into a large island alongside dozens of other players, collecting supplies and weapons as they go. The objective of the game is to be the last person standing, varying strategies between actively hunting down other players, or attempting to hide as other players eliminate each other.

Garena debuted Garena Free Fire in December 2017. Sensor Tower’s data.ai website puts the game as the world’s most downloaded mobile game from 2019 to 2021, and the most downloaded mobile battle royale in 2022 and 2023. The game had 100 million daily active users in February 2024.